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should I take the February SAT?

Heather29Heather29 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
I am applying to Northwestern and I took the ACT last April. My composite score is a 30- English-34, Reading-31, Science-30, math-25. I want to major in economics and I know that my math score is very low. I don't think I could do much better in the other categories, my score might even go down, but I did not manage my time wisely when taking the math portion, so I believe I can do better. Is it important to raise my math score? If so, should I take the SAT or just an SAT subject test in math?

Replies to: should I take the February SAT?

  • HeisenbergykHeisenbergyk Registered User Posts: 261 Junior Member
    30 tends to be on the low side for NU. If you think you could take the SAT and get a significantly better score than on the ACT I would try to do that. If not, a Math subject test would probably be best to show your more proficient in it than your ACT suggests. If math was your only problem on the ACT then I would just stick with the subject test because the SAT has sort of a learning curve since it's a different format than the ACT.
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